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Preserving Delta’s fishing heritage Volunteer group explores avenues for interpretation of one of local area’s early industries to the public BY

SANDOR GYARMATI

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A local volunteer group is working tirelessly to preserve elements of Delta’s rich fishing heritage, but finding dollars to make it happen has been a challenge. Formed three years ago and working closely with the Delta Museum and Archives, the Delta Fishing Heritage Committee has been exploring various avenues for the interpretation of the local

fishing history to the public. “The whole Fraser River waterfront is actually in need of recognition,” said longtime resident Doug Massey, a committee member. Fishing in the Fraser River Estuary played an important part in the settlement and development of Delta, attracting many newcomers from First Nations to numerous European immigrants, such as the large Greek community on Deas Island. The fishery

at one time supported 14 canneries in Delta alone. “We’re trying to establish kiosks and interpretive centres whereby people will recognize that the shores of the Fraser River had an active fishing community. There was Japanese, Norwegian, Austrian, Greek and many more. You’d be surprised how many nationalities were involved,” Massey said. The committee had originally eyed the Delta-owned Seven

Seas fish plant building or the old Brackman-Ker building on Chisholm Street as potential locations for historical displays or an interpretive centre. However, the Brackman-Ker building collapsed into the harbour, while the municipality has decided to try to sell off the Seven Seas site. The committee is also looking for a permanent home for two old wooden fish boats — the Persian Fisher and Georgia Star — which were donated by local

fishing families. The committee wants to consolidate the storage of the boats into a single, dry land location where they can be repaired and restored for public display. The Persia Fisher is currently in pretty good shape, stored in a local barn. The Georgia Star, however, is in the water at Ladner Harbour and looking in much rougher condition, requiring big dollars to restore. “We haven’t been able to find See HERITAGE page 3


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Discrimination complaint dismissed

Fired worker alleged that supervisor at Ladner seafood processing plant made ongoing racial slurs BY

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The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal last month dismissed a complaint of discrimination against a Ladner seafood processing plant. Victor Tam filed the complaint after he was fired from his position at Delta Pacific Seafoods, where he

has worked for six months as a night shift forklift operator. In his complaint, Tam alleged that a supervisor made ongoing racial slurs against Chinese and Asian people. He said that he complained about it and was fired in January 2012. Tam alleged that the supervisor made disparaging remarks about the

Chinese employees at the plant, yelling at them to move faster and threatening to fire them if they didn’t. He said on one occasion, the supervisor yelled so loudly that a temporary worker began crying. Tam also alleged that the general manager screamed racial slurs at him and threatened to fire him. Delta Pacific Seafoods

has about 98 full-time employees, but during peak seasons the company hires about 150 temporary workers. About 31 of the fulltime employees work on night shift. Almost 90 per cent of the night shift workers at the plant are visible minorities and 84 per cent are of Asian descent. In response to the complaints, the company told

the tribunal that Tam was fired due to serious behaviour issues and denied that race was a factor in his termination. According to the judgment from the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal, Tam received a formal warning about his behaviour before he was fired. “I have considered the contemporaneous documentary evidence provided by

the Respondents that supports their version of why Mr. Tam was terminated,” tribunal member Marlene Tyshynski said in her reasons for decision. “Mr. Tam has not provided information that links his termination to racial discrimination and has not answered the material filed by the Respondents... He simply denies everything.”

HERITAGE from page 1 a place to store it. We don’t have a whole lot of money and we are just a volunteer group that’s been trying the best we can,” Massey said. The committee recently got support from Delta council to invite Port Metro Vancouver to support the concept of a Fraser River Estuary Interpretive Centre. Council also endorsed the group’s request to Metro Vancouver for the regional district to work with Delta to explore opportunities for recognizing Deas Island’s strong historical connection with the Greek fishing community, although the municipality isn’t committing any dollars. Delta staff, meantime, have been directed to work with the committee to try and find a suitable venue for the fishing boats. A suggestion that the boats be on display at Wellington Point Park has already been shot down by the committee due to the site’s relative remoteness and concerns about potential vandalism. Massey, 80, noted a new linear park that is to be

established on the shores of Marina Gardens Estate could be an ideal location for displaying some larger artifacts and kiosks A few weeks ago, Delta’s Heritage Advisory Committee met with Massey and fishing heritage committee members to discuss some of the challenges including funding. It was suggested at that meeting that there be some preliminary discussion with Gateway regarding an interpretative site with kiosks, as well as talk with First Nations regarding the St. Mungo cannery site further up river. The loss of some of Delta’s heritage as a result of the South Fraser Perimeter Road highway project was also noted as something that could play a role in establishing an interpretive centre as compensation. He noted that the SFPR has isolated the important historical sites at the Glenrose, St. Mungo and Annieville canneries, sites that need recognition of the settlers who worked there.

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Doug Massey, a member of the Delta Fishing Heritage Committee, is looking for a permanent home for two old wooden fish boats — the Persian Fisher and Georgia Star.

Site preparation to start soon on Delta’s newest turf playing field BY

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Site preparation will soon get underway on Delta’s newest artificial turf playing field. Council last week approved a contract worth just over $615,000 for the excavation of Ladner’s Dugald Morrison Park. Work is to begin this

month. A $5 million project, the new Dugald Morrison synthetic turf field and washrooms are to be finished and ready for play by August 2014. The project also involves a new softball diamond at Hawthorne Park and baseball diamond at Cromie Park. To speed up construc-

tion of the new Dugald Morrison field, council recently allocated $500,000 from surplus funds as an advance for the already approved budget. A staff report notes that being able to tender the site excavation work early would allow the contractor to effectively excavate the site during the dry months this year.

Delta would also benefit by taking advantage of the long construction season in the Lower Mainland when developers are searching for sites to dump structural fill material from their construction sites, the report states, adding that much of the material to fill the park site would be free or cost little. The Delta Secondary

Parent Advisory Council last year lobbied for a new turf field at their Ladner high school, instead of one at Dugald Morrison. The parent advisory council met with the parks and recreation department to discuss the idea of a partnership between Delta and the school district. However, Delta council concurred with the parks

department that having a municipal field at the high school wouldn’t fit the criteria of sport user groups having “unfettered access evenings and weekends and do not wish to compete with school programs for use of the fields.” The Delta school district later announced it was planning to build its own covered sports facilities.


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Many are women. One day, they hope to have farms of their own. They will be the new face of farming. The Certified Organics Association of B.C. reports that the average farm in B.C. is 60 acres. Start up costs for a farm this size can create a daunting barrier for aspiring young farmers. The Earthwise Farm models an alternative that make farming more accessible. The two-acre farm markets certified organic produce directly to the local community at its on-site store. It grows a diversity of crops including many specialty varieties like yellow and purple carrots, green cauliflower, or striped beets. A key element of the farm business plan is a Community Supported Agriculture program (CSA). CSA members help support small-scale local farms by purchasing shares in the farm harvest at the start of the season, and receive weekly boxes for freshly harvested produce throughout the growing season. The Earthwise Farm is a social enterprise that raises funds for the society’s education programs through farm gate and CSA sales. This fall, Earthwise Society will open its Sustainable Agriculture course to the community at large. A diversity of ages and experiences will enrich the discussion and create a cross generational model of working and learning together. Those interested in taking the course either for high school credit or as an adult should contact Earthwise Society at 604-946-9828 or info@earthwisesociety. bc.ca.


Delta enforces illegal dumping Municipal bylaw inspectors have laid 18 charges in past six months Delta this week announced increased enforcement against illegal dumping. In the past six months, municipal bylaw inspectors have laid 18 charges against people for dumping on public roadways and private property in Delta. People caught dumping illegally face a $500 fine and are also charged for the cost of cleanup. “This is unfortunate, but necessary work that we have to do,” said Mayor Lois Jackson. “It’s disappointing that people choose to dispose of unwanted items inappropriately, but we’re out there catching these people and hopefully our vigilance and the hefty fines change their behaviour.” One local group benefiting from the increased enforcement is the Delta Hospice Society Charity Shoppe in Tsawwassen. In a letter to the Optimist last month, society executive director Nancy Macey said that while the shop receives many quality donations from people in the community, others have dropped off unwanted items

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warning residents about illegal dumping. “These seem like desperate measures but the society can no longer manage being the convenient dumping place for people’s unwanted goods,” Macey said. “Disposal is very costly and our current way of disposing of dumped items is not sustainable.” Enforcement of the dumping bylaw is under way seven days a week

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The Delta Hospital Foundation is excited to announce the Royal Canadian Legion #289 – Tsawwassen’s second $4,000 contribution to fund essential medical equipment at Delta Hospital. The pledge is part of their annual “Making a Difference” sponsorship of the Foundation’s two events: The Delta Hospital Golf Classic and Moonlight Gala. The Legion’s previous donation of $4,000 in March helped purchase two Holter monitors. The most recent gift of $4,000, donated on July 25th, will go towards one portable oxygen concentrator for the

residents of Mountain View Manor. The portable oxygen concentrator will provide an increased oxygen supply to patients who require it, allowing them greater mobility and independence. Since 1995, RCL #289 has generously given over $140,000 to Delta Hospital Foundation — these donations have contributed to Delta Hospital’s ability to acquire a variety of vital equipment such as the 64slice CT scan, arthroscopy surgical equipment, and most recently, the portable oxygen concentrator. The Tsawwassen Legion president, Ken Jansons, and 1st vice-president, Gary Bain, were very pleased

to present the $4,000 cheque to the hospital. “We are proud to support Delta Hospital Foundation. Through the foundation, we continue to contribute to the welfare of the veterans, youth, and members of this great community we live in.” Delta Hospital Foundation’s corporate and event manager, Jackey Zellweger, said, “We’re just so honoured to receive such generous and loyal support from the Tsawwassen Legion. “This portable oxygen concentrator will truly enhance the quality of life for many residents in Mountain View Manor.”

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KinVillage CEO Donna Ellis and resident council president Edwin Jolly cut the ribbon at a ceremony last Thursday to celebrate the completion of recent renovation work at the Tsawwassen facility. The process took about three months and included work on the flooring, nurses and reception stations, dining room, lighting and a new lounge. The garden was also recently restored.

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All HOV lanes are not equal TED MURPHY

MURPHY’S LAW I think it’s only fair that we put a warning or some sort of asterisk on the HOV signs approaching the George Massey Tunnel. In addition to the occupancy requirement for travel in the carpool lanes, there should be some sort of cautionary message, particularly for unsuspecting visitors, that choosing such lanes are no guarantee you’ll get ahead. Pretty much everywhere you find paved roads on this planet, there’s an understanding that if you encounter a HOV lane, you’ll get assistance circumventing traffic congestion. Everywhere, that is, except the northbound approach to the tunnel. Taking the HOV lane should be a nobrainer, particularly when you run into a slowdown, but the decision is far from clear-cut in these parts. The Saturday before last I was headed to pick up my son from his job at a blueberry farm in the Crescent Island area of Ladner. It was shortly before 1 p.m. and something had happened at the tunnel so traffic was backed up northbound on highways 17 and 99. As I drove along Highway 17, about halfway between Trunk Road and the interchange, I knew a choice was looming so I turned to my wife – decisions of this magnitude are well beyond my pay grade – to seek advice on whether to stay in the left lane or opt for the HOV. “We” decided to remain in the left lane and sure enough after initially coming to a stop, we began to coast past a long line of disbelieving and disgusted carpoolers. The situation is even worse on northbound Highway 99 where HOVers are forced to share the lane with those exiting the highway, both groups bottlenecked by the same traffic light that foils carpoolers on Highway 17. It can get so bad, mainly in the afternoon rush when there’s only one lane northbound through the tunnel, drivers can spend an hour or more just in the exit/HOV lane before getting through the light. Typically there is ground to be gained after getting through the light, but in both instances the tie up prior to reaching that point can neutralize any benefit. I realize both the Highway 17 and Highway 99 HOV lanes were after-thefact additions to the road network so a signal is the only way to ensure an orderly flow of traffic when several lanes intersect at grade, but this particular light has become a choke point of the most frustrating order. Many locals recognize this fact and plot their routes accordingly, but it would be hospitable to let visitors know the HOV lanes in these parts are just a little bit different.

Free ferry ride facing a tsunami TOM SIBA PUBLISHER’S PERSPECTIVE Last Thursday was my first opportunity to enjoy the benefit as a new senior of free transportation on B.C. Ferries. We caught an evening ferry from Tsawwassen to Duke Point on Vancouver Island south of Nanaimo. Of course, we still had to pay for the vehicle and my nonsenior wife. The cost going over was about $75, which I guess is about double what it would have been about 20 years ago when work required more regular visitations to the island. The rate increases do have a certain ouch factor, but, based upon the increase in fuel cost and salaries during that period, not totally outrageous. Unfortunately, we had to return on Sunday and I had to pay the full fare just like a regular person. We spent a day in Nanaimo and

then headed to Victoria. Nanaimo has done a marvelous job of cleaning up and improving its downtown area. For years, I only thought of Nanaimo as a place to pass through on the way to somewhere else. The city is to be congratulated on the improvements that have been made. In Victoria, there was a dragon boat competition in the Inner Harbour going on over the weekend and the area was packed with tourists and locals. There seemed to be more empty stores than usual on Government Street, but no one seemed to be suffering this last weekend. Got back to see Monday’s edition of the Vancouver Sun with letters bemoaning the cost of B.C. Ferries and a rather bizarre column (I should talk!) suggesting that Vancouver Island become a separate province. According to an earlier column by Mario Canseco of Insights West, the desire for a separate province was a result of the last provincial election returning the Liberals to government whereas the majority of seats on Vancouver Island went to the New Democrats. Seems a rather strange reason to break up the province — because you are a sore loser. Vancouver Island could of course be a sepa-

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rate province, but what would be the point? All those NDP favouring civil servants might follow the public sector jobs to the Lower Mainland and all that would be left on the Island would be a bunch of very conservative retirees. Perhaps then, the Gulf Islands would want to separate from the Province of Vancouver Island. I recall seeing a proposal once that South Delta separate from North Delta if the council of the day approved the Southlands development. Perhaps Tsawwassen could then separate from Ladner so they could have their own local government with nice new municipal buildings on the Southlands. Well, maybe not. The front page article on that edition of the Sun was about an Ipsos Reid poll that found a lack of confidence that the Canadian health system could handle “a looming tsunami of aging boomers.” Maybe we want to be free of Vancouver Island before that tsunami hits. Makes me glad to be a leading edge boomer. We have usually fared better than those who came later. But just in case, I’ll start banking the money saved on those free ferry trips.

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Second port not needed Bike licensing not a new idea lation level declines for the Western Sandpiper. It will also result in changes to tidal flows further impacting juvenile salmon runs, as well destroying productive eel grass and crab habitat. To justify their manmade island Mr. Silvester keeps trotting out the same tired old story about jobs that the port creates. The only problem is that the majority of jobs he claims the container port will create are not directly port related and are likely to exist whether the port expands or not. Furthermore the proposed second container terminal would be so mechanized anyway that very few permanent jobs would be created. The reality is that port

container traffic is not growing at anything close to their forecasts and an additional container port on Roberts Bank is not needed now or in the foreseeable future. Port Metro Vancouver claims that it is looking forward to “... a future of sustainable prosperity where we leave a strong positive legacy for future generations.” The strongest legacy that Port Metro Vancouver could leave for future generations is a Roberts Bank free of any further port expansion. That is the true definition of sustainability — not one where the environment and community are subservient to the port’s inflated business plans. Roger Emsley

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Editor: Robin Silvester, CEO of Port Metro Vancouver, is now saying that for the port to keep growing they need an Industrial Land Reserve. On the face of it this seems reasonable — until that is you look at the port’s expansion plans. Rather than using industrial land for their next expansion — a second container port in Delta — they plan to denigrate Roberts Bank, one of the most important ecosystems on the West Coast, by constructing a man-made island one third the size of Stanley Park. If this were to go ahead it would compromise a critical stop on the Pacific Flyway for millions of migratory and other shorebirds and likely cause popu-

Editor: Re: Cyclists should be rewarded, letter to the editor, Aug. 9 I have no problem with cyclists — well, with most sensible ones — but I do see merit in licensing bicycles. Almost 70 years ago, as a youngster living in Victoria and delivering daily newspapers (both morning and afternoon issues) cyclists were required to obtain a bike licence. As I recall, it was $2 per year. The object, again as I recall, was to have a record of bikes so that if one were stolen, the authorities had more than a vague description of the bike to work from. I suppose it might have been something akin to licensing motor vehicles. At the time, I earned $20 per month and the annual $2 licence fee was not overly onerous. I see little problem with licensing bikes today. I do not believe there was much thought about whether or not bikes caused so much damage to roadways nor do I

recall that there was much clamour over cyclists paying taxes nor do I recall that any of us worried about the health issue of not riding bikes. As for the idea of “belching toxic fumes, dripping oil on the roads and possible threat to our children playing on the street,” well, we did not give those thoughts much credence as we were more interested in whether or not the Japanese might attack us either from the sea or drop incendiary bombs on our forests and few people had cars due to the rationing of many items including gasoline. At night our blackout curtains had to be employed or the area’s warden would come knocking on the door with a stiff order to comply with the government orders. No, we did not give those 21st century ideas much time as we had more important things to occupy our minds. And, we were the children who played in the streets. Bob Orrick

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One game spawns new-found love for sport

After a life of eschewing the sport, a trip to Seattle unearths a dedicated Seahawks fan

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Something odd has happened to me, something I could never have imagined. I have made a point of finding out what a first down is. And an end zone.

And a field goal. I now know that a receiver is not simply a part of a telephone, and that a touchdown is not related solely to airplanes.

These days — and honestly, I cannot believe I am saying this — I am reading the sports section of my daily newspaper. (OK, not every day

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— not in the spring or early crowd cranked it up a notch summer — but certainly in and the nice young man the fall.) next to me gave me a hug No one’s more surprised and the kid right behind me than me. gave me a high five. After all, there was a The husband fetched us day, not so very long ago, some good old American when I would have left the hot dogs and some good old den when American the husband beer and turned on the “And with that, I tried his best television to give me a became a changed and flipped crash course to a channel person, one who’s in football, where men drawing picless apt to be with helmets tures of the marching out of the field on a and shoulder den, and more apt to napkin. pads were smashing “THIS be ordering fan gear into one IS WHAT online.” another. YOU CALL Barbaric, I A 10-YARD would have thought. LINE!” he said. Then something hap“WAIT A MINUTE!” pened. We decided to go I hollered. “I THINK away for a weekend. SOMETHING GOOD “Let’s go to Seattle,” JUST HAPPENED the husband said. “Maybe AGAIN!” we can take in a football Indeed, it had. The nice game.” young man gave me another “A football game!” I hug, and the kid a row back said. “Why would we do began another round of high that???” fives, and the fireworks “It’ll only be for a couple started exploding again. of hours,” the husband said. I wondered if the crowd “Then we can go shopping. could be heard back home. You should buy some new The home team won. clothes.” And as the home team’s And so I went. followers poured out of Reluctantly. the stadium, hooting and We entered the stadium screaming and jumping up and took our seats among and down, it was clear they what seemed like 5.7 milwere in their happy place. lion people, all of whom For some reason, I was were wearing green and too. blue. “Well,” said the husband, They looked a little, well, “do you want to go shopexcited. Quiet, they were ping?” not. “Sure,” I said. “For a “WHY ARE THEY Russell Wilson jersey. And YELLING SO LOUDLY?” then I think we should grab I asked the husband. a drink. You know, to cel“WHAT?” he said. “I ebrate.” CAN’T HEAR YOU!” And with that, I became Good things began to a changed person, one happen for the home team. who’s less apt to be marchAt this point in my football ing out of the den, and education, I couldn’t be more apt to be ordering fan sure what they were; I only gear online. knew they were good things Can’t say I’m on top because fireworks went off of all of the rules. But at either end of the field I’m always on top of my and the louder-than-loud Seahawks.

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The 10th annual Quilt Walk and Classic Car Show attracted many to Ladner Village last Sunday. There was music and food at the event in addition to lots of cars and colourful quilts. Visit www.delta-optimist.com for more photos.

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watering of flowers, vegetables, shrubs and trees. “One hour of lawn sprinkling each week is all that’s needed for lawns to remain healthy,” said board chair

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The average amount of tap water delivered by Metro Vancouver each day in July was far lower than the one-day record set four years ago, although last month was rain-free and mostly sunny. During the fall, winter and spring, the regional district delivers about one billion litres of water each day to the urban region with half of British Columbia’s population. On July 30, 2009, Metro Vancouver experienced its highest ever daily demand on the regional water supply system. Just over two billion litres of tap water were used that day. During July 2013, the average amount of water consumed was about 1.45 billion litres a day with a peak demand of 1.6 billion litres on July 24. “It appears that mornings-only lawn sprinkling regulations across the region have helped to reduce the demand for our high-quality drinking water in summer, when the demand for water soars during hot and sunny days,” said Darrell Mussatto, chair of Metro Vancouver’s Utilities Committee. “I express my thanks to residents and businesses of the region for not overwatering their lawns. If businesses and residents continue to conserve water, Metro Vancouver can push back the date when we have to build higher dams, bigger pumping stations and bigger water mains. Wise water use all year round will help minimize additional costs, for both taxpayers and the environment.” Lawn sprinkling is only permitted before 9 a.m. in the morning, at the following times and days of the week: · Even numbered residential addresses — Monday, Wednesday or Saturday mornings, between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m. · Odd numbered residential addresses - Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday mornings, between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m. Mornings-only lawn sprinkling regulations came into effect on June 1. They continue to Sept. 30. Lawn sprinkling is not permitted during evenings, when the demand for water for dishwashers, clothes washing, showers and other domestic uses is at its daily peak. Metro Vancouver recommends that people water their lawns a maximum of just one hour a week. And many are choosing not to

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August 21, 2013 The Delta Optimist A19 Coming Events Clubs & Groups #IODE Boundary Bay Chapter is seeking new members to help us in accomplishing our fundraising initiates. Our chapter primarily supports organizations in the South Delta community and comprises of 18 fun and enthusiastic ladies. We meet the second Tuesday each month from September through June. If you are looking to make a difference in your community and have fun doing it, please call Diane at 604-948-3198 for further information or to attend our September meeting as a guest. #Tsawwassen United Church pies are now available to be purchased. The high standard fruit pies are frozen and to be taken home to bake. The 10” pies are $10 and the 5” pies sell for $5. A variety of fruit fillings are available. Pie sales are Wednesday mornings from 9:30 - 11 a.m. at the church or call 604-9432911. #Make a difference in your community, meet new people and learn new skills. The Delta Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Shop is looking for volunteers, men and women, days or evenings, weekdays or

weekends. Drop by to pick up an application form at 4816 Delta Street in Ladner or phone for info 604-9461455. #AmbassadorsTsawwassen Toastmasters meet on Tuesday, Aug. 27 from 7 to 9 p.m. at South Delta Little House, 5061-12th Ave. Join in as we provide a supportive positive learning experience in which our members and welcomed guests are empowered to develop communication and leadership skills, resulting in a greater self-confidence and personal growth. For more info call Wendy Terriff 604-9482396 or visit www.ambassadorstoastmasters.org, find us on Facebook & Meet Up. #Delta Chamber of Commerce hosts an After 5 Business Summer Social at Earthwise Society Garden Wednesday, Aug. 28. Cost: $15 or bring a friend for $25. Time: 5 - 7 p.m. Address: 6400-3rd Ave., Delta. To register: www. deltachamber.ca. #Delta Hospice Volunteer Training Program - Starts Sept. 16 and runs through Oct. 24. Sessions will be Monday and Thursday mornings, 9:30 a.m. - noon. Please call our Centre for Supportive Care at 604-

948-0660 for registration information. #Delta Hospice Cottage Charity Shoppe in Tsawwassen is looking for volunteers for Thursday evenings, Friday afternoons, Saturday morning and afternoon shifts. If you are interested or would like more information please call 604948-0660 ext. 333. #Tennis lessons and coaching for kids age 4 to 18 are available at Sunshine Hills Tennis Club for all skill levels from Beginner to Advanced. Visit www.sunshinehillstennisclub.ca for info and registration form for summer camps in July and August. #French language preschool Lutins du Bois is still accepting the applications for Sept. 2013. NonFrench speaking children welcome! 785-49th St., Tsawwassen (located in Ecole du Bois-Joli). Call 604-948-1222 or e-mail lutins_du_bois@csf.bc.ca. #Knitting Sisters group - If you would like to knit or crochet for worthy causes please contact Brenda Henderson at 604-946-8172 or bucks@dccnet.com and Donna Miller at 604-9480088 or dmiller@smartt. com. Drop-in sessions every

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table for $35, call reception at 604-943-0225 or purchase from reception, Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

#The South Delta Stroke Recovery Group meets every Tuesday at Tsawwassen United Church, 693-53rd St., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Support group for stroke and aneurysm survivors offering caregiver support, speech therapy, music therapy, social activities, speakers, outings, and guided physical exercises. For more information call Dawn Sillett at 604-319-6775 or e-mail: dsillett@dccnet. com. Seniors

#Car boot sales hosted by the Cammidge House Volunteers at Boundary Bay Regional Park take place every second and fourth Saturday at the Centennial Beach Parking lot from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If interested in selling please bring ground sheet or display table etc. Allocated space only $10. Be ready for set up by 8 a.m. Additional information phone Tom 604-9409296. Upcoming dates: August 24, September 14, September 28.

#KinVillage Travel hosts a trip Monday, Sept. 9 with a buffet lunch at Newlands Golf & Country Club, time at the casino or at Domaine de Chaberton Estate Winery. Tickets are $57 including tax and gratuities. Call 604-943-0225.

#The annual Tsawwassen Car Show takes place Aug. 25 at the Tsawwassen Legion. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. and costs $15. The car show Starts at 10 a.m. at the Legion’s parking lot. #22-1835-56th St. Contact 604-943-0232 for more information.

#KinVillage Community Centre, 5430-10th Ave., Tsawwassen, Christmas Market notice to vendors: The market is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 23. To reserve your 6’

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Arts #Tsawwassen Arts Centre Gallery presents “Evolution” by SNL149 until Sept. 15. Please call 604-943-9437 for gallery viewing times. #The South Delta Artists Guild’s annual premier award winning show “Oil and Water” now on until Aug. 24, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. Tuesday - Sunday for this show at the Kiwanis Longhouse Gallery, 171056th St., Tsawwassen. The Coming Events column is published every Wednesday as a community service. If you have a nonprofit event, mail, drop off, fax, or e-mail (events@ delta-optimist.com) the details to the Optimist by 3 p.m. Monday. Submissions are subject to space limitations (no phone calls).

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A20 The Delta Optimist August 21, 2013 Feedback

Delta council recently approved a new three-hour parking restriction in Ladner Village. Delta has said parking fines won’t be handed out right away for

violations and that bylaw staff will first concentrate on educating drivers. The Optimist asked:

What do you think of the new limit?

Arun Prakash

It’s not a good idea. I’ve lived here for 25 years now, we used to use the parking behind here and now we’ll have a three hour [limit].

Gary Notenbomer

Pat Rose

I think it’s about time.

You can have your say on this issue by taking part in our web poll at www. delta-optimist.com

I leave my car at home instead of trying to park here.

Larry Foulds

I think the old limits are just fine.

Dave Stanton

Seems reasonable to me.

Last week we asked you:

What are you up to this summer? • 36% said going on vacation • 18% said heading to the beach

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Rowers make a splash in Quebec waters Lattimer brothers combine to win five gold medals at Canada Summer Games while McNamaras earn beach volleyball silver “It was a great games and a fantastic experience,” said Max. “Some tough conditions to deal but luckily we came out on top.” The B.C. men’s team went on to go undefeated in the sweep events. “It’s been a pleasure to be one of the coaches on this journey and we’re all very proud of our kids, how well they performed, and how well they conducted themselves,” said assistant coach and Olympian Barney Williams. “One of the commitments we made was to engage the rowing community of B.C. through our experience, to try and bring the community together through the Games, and I think we succeeded in our goal. We took a picture of all of us in front of the flame and it will be displayed at every club in the province who produced an athlete on this team.” Meanwhile, the Summer Games represent another significant accomplish for 16-year-old Tsawwassen twins Megan and Nicole McNamara. Facing older competition throughout the week, the McNamaras reached Saturday’s gold medal game in beach volleyball before finally falling to unbeaten Ontario. The Grade 11 South Delta

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Ladner rower Max Lattimer (left) teamed with Richmond’s Cameron Howie to win the pair event on his way to three gold medals in the rowing competition at the Canada Summer Games. The 20year-old also won gold in lightweight four and eight.

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Megan and Nicole McNamara played beyond their years in beach volleyball at the Canada Summer Games in Sherbrooke, QB. The 16-year-old twins from Tsawwassen reached the gold medal match before falling to unbeaten Ontario. be the play of Ontario’s Ali Woolley as the 19-year-old used her 6-foot frame to dominate at the net. Ontario took the first game 21-18, then closed out the match with a 21-16 decision. The match was televised live across the country on TSN2. “All in all the Canada Summer Games has been such a great experience and hopefully we can be a part of it in four years,” said Nicole. “I think both teams played it a little bit safe and the Ontario girls were able to limit their errors toward the end more than us.” “It was so much fun,” said Megan after the match. “We supported each other and it was great playing in front of

a big crowd with lots people cheering for us.” Two days earlier, the McNamaras defeated Nova Scotia in the quarter-finals then avenged an earlier loss to Quebec with a dramatic three set win. The host province took the first game 2116 and B.C. bounced back 21-13 to force a deciding set. The McNamaras were down early but rallied for a 15-13 win. Immediately after the match they were on speaker phone from court side with their mom and dad back at home to share their excitement of the win. Megan said, “I don’t even know how to describe it. This is the most satisfying

win of our career.” “We have been training for this all summer and it is exactly what we hoped for.” “We played two really solid games today,” Nicole added. The semi-final win against Quebec was so satisfying after losing to them in pool play. We made some adjustments, stayed mentally tough and managed to pull out a win.” Next for the twins is representing Canada at the Youth Olympic Games qualifier in Puerto Rico, before turning their attention to the indoor high school volleyball season with the defending provincial AAAA champion South Delta Sun Devils.

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Delta athletes helped B.C. finish with a flourish at the Canada Summer Games in Quebec. An impressive final day saw B.C. secure third place in the medal standings with 122, including 47 gold. B.C.’s rowing team was a force to be reckoned with, earning five gold and one bronze last Saturday and finished the competition with 12 of a possible 14 medals including 10 gold. Leading the charge was Ladner’s own Max Lattimer. Fresh off representing Canada at the recent U24 World Rowing Championships in Austria, the 20-year-old UBC student enjoyed an outstanding regatta — winning three gold medals in as many events. He teammed with Richmond’s Cameron Howie to take the pairs event by five seconds over Ontario. Lattimer then joined his 17-year-old brother Aaron Lattimer, along with Vancouver’s Angus Todd and Cowie to capture the lightweight fours race by a healthy six second margin. Icing on the cake was Saturday’s eight event as the Lattimers were part of a winning crew that again got the best of runner-up Ontario by over six seconds.


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Information and Registration Nights on Tuesdays, September 3 and September 10 at 7 pm at the South Delta Rec Centre As part of Canada’s largest youth program, 828 Hurricane Squadron has offered many exciting opportunities for youth ages 12 to 18 for the past 40 years in South Delta. Tsawwassen Lawn Bowling Club’s junior member Pricilla Westlake made the most of her trip to New Brunswick for the recent Canadian Junior U18 Championships, capturing the gold medal. Westlake qualified for the championship match with the top score then defeated Stirling Wood 115 and 15-1 in the best-of-three final. Earlier, Westlake was crowned B.C. champion in Kelowna.

South Delta Basketball Association has openings for coming season With an exciting high school basketball season on the horizon, the local association where it all started for many players is currently accepting registrations for its programs which start in September. The South Delta Basketball Association, which operates the Steve Nash Youth Basketball League, is in its 16th season and is open to boys in girls from Grades 2-12. Players of all levels of experience and abilities are accommodated. The SDBA will once again have rep teams in the boys and girls U13 Metro Leagues. The league operates out of gyms in Tsawwassen and Ladner. The basketball programs at DSS and South Delta secondary are loaded with current and ex-SDBA players with many continuing on at post-secondary schools.

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